Anderson Animal Hospital and Wellness Center

We've been caring for pets and their people for 70 years! At Anderson Animal Hospital, we believe in a preventative and integrative approach to veterinary medicine. From vaccinations to acupuncture and dentistry, we offer something for every pet.

We are proud to offer alternative services including acupuncture, laser therapy, rehabilitation, holistic treatments and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM).

Dr. Catherine Paquin is also pleased to offer our clients fluent bilingual veterinary services.
  • 60 Marion Street
  • Winnipeg,MB R2H 0T1
  • Phone: (204) 237-4555
  • Fax: (204) 237-3369
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  • Mon-Thu: 7:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 3:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Holidays: Closed
  • Dr. Ron Worb, DVM

    Since age 6, Dr. Ron Worb became focused on fulfilling his dream of becoming a veterinarian. After completing two years of pre-veterinary studies at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Manitoba, he was accepted into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. He graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. After practicing at a number of small animal hospitals, he joined Anderson Animal Hospital in 1984. In February of 1988, Dr. Worb took over the practice from Dr. Ross Major who then retired in 1990.

    Care, compassion and preventative wellness are all important to Dr. Worb and he brings this continuously to his practice of veterinary medicine. His special area’s of interest are Dermatology, Behavioral Medicine and Oncology/Cancer Care. He was proud of being asked to present a lecture at an American Association of Anxiety Disorders conference in San Diego.  His topic 'Anxiety in Pets' was greeted with standing room only, which certainly proved there was a great deal of interest in his knowledge and insight.

    Dr. Worb has a busy family life which include his wife, two teenage young adults and canine family member, April.  Hockey and cycling are passions that come second only to his family and his profession. You may see him commuting to work on his bike between April and November.  This is often interspersed with cycling tours around the province and across the ocean. Both playing and watching hockey (particularly the Jets!) is the other favorite pastime of Dr. Worb’s. This takes up the winter months when the bike is safely encased on its stationary trainer.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1983
    Western College of Veterinary Medicine
    Dermatology, behavioural medicine, oncology and cancer care
  • Dr. Rita McKay, DVM, CVA (IVAS), COAC, CCRT

    Dr. Rita McKay graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan in 1990. She joined Anderson Animal Hospital & Wellness Center in 2001. After searching for a more holistic avenue of veterinary practice, she has since added to her qualifications and truly is able to offer the clients at Anderson Animal Hospital and Wellness Center an integrated approach to veterinary medicine.

    In 2008 she was certified for Veterinary Acupuncture (is still an active member of the IVAS) and is a member of the Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists of Canada. In 2009 she became a Certified Veterinary Food Therapist through the Chi Institute in Florida, and in 2010 became qualified with the College of Animal Chiropractors through the Chiropractic Learning Center based in Brantford, Ontario.

    A rural life with her husband, two sons, and two dogs keep her busy. In her spare time she indulges in creating stained glass, gardening and kayaking.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1990
    Western College of Veterinary Medicine
    Veterinary acupuncture, spinal manipulation, physiotherapy and rehabilition
  • Dr. Catherine Paquin, B.Sc., DVM

    Dr. Catherine Paquin is very pleased to be part of Anderson Animal Hospital & Wellness Center. In fact, she started volunteering here in her teens! Born and raised in Saint-Boniface, she received her Bachelor of Science (with distinction) from the College Universitaire de Saint-Boniface in 2002 and obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Faculty de Medecine Veterinaire in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec in 2007. A francophone at heart, she believes in giving back to her community by offering fluent bilingual services.

    Committed to excellence, Dr. Paquin believes in a client-focused approach for all her appointments. She recognizes the importance of listening to owners' concerns, exploring all available options and is dedicated to providing the utmost in care. Dr. Paquin welcomes new challenges and her strong communication and interpersonal skills enhance her ability to work well with clients. Among her areas of special interests are preventative medicine, surgery, dentistry, and compassionate care.

    She currently shares her home with her husband, two young children and two cats: "Tiloup" (a mischievous tabby) and "Couscous" (a quirky rescue kitty).
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Faculte de Medecine in Saint-Hyacinthe
    Preventative medicine, surgery, dentistry and compassionate care
  • Dr. Elizabeth Andree, DVM


    Dr. Andree attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in 2013. Prior to her veterinary education, as well as during, Dr. Andree worked at Anderson Animal Hospital as a kennel attendant, receptionist and veterinary student.

    Dr. Andree brings compassion, understanding and dedication to AAHWC. Her interests lay in wellness, dentistry, feline medicine, fear free visits and palliative & end of life care. She loves being at AAHWC where everyone works together as a team.

    Dr. Andree is a born and raised Winnipegger and attended the University of Winnipeg for her undergraduate education. She shares her home with her husband, and three dogs (Jack, Hot Rod and Rigbee).

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Western College of Veterinary Medicine
    Preventative medicine, dentistry, palliative care, fear-free visits
  • Dr. Melissa Cavanagh, BSA, DVM

    Dr. Melissa Cavanagh fulfilled her life-long dream of becoming a veterinarian when she graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Prior to vet school, Dr. Cavanagh received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba in 2012, majoring in Animal Science. She is excited to work at Anderson Animal Hospital and Wellness Center, where such a strong emphasis is placed on wellness and preventative medicine.

    In her spare time, Dr. Cavanagh enjoys yoga, crafts, travelling, and attending festivals, concerts and art shows. She lives with her two Australian shepherds, Maggie and Whiskey, and cat, Clementine.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Western College of Veterinary Medicine
    Wellness and preventative care, palliative care, human-animal bond
  • Valerie Popowich

    Office Manager
    Valerie Popowich came with the practice when Dr. Worb took over in 1988. Not many clinics can boast such experience and witness to the veterinary industry’s changes over the years. She keeps the books balanced and makes sure the orders are in among taking time to make sure R.J., the clinic cat, is fed, loved and given attention. Her knowledge is vast and often she can be found buried under paperwork which she somehow manages to keep track of. Val is continually keeping up with the latest news in products for our veterinarians so they can have the latest items at the ready in order to keep your pets safe, happy and healthy.
  • Marlene

    Marlene a true companion animal whisperer, with many years of experience, can often groom pets that other groomers are not able to.  She finds most pets feel more secure being groomed in the comfort of her lap (or if your pet feels more comfortable on the floor that's where Marlene will be).
  • Our Registered Veterinary Technologists

    The Registered Veterinary Technologists at Anderson Animal Hospital and Wellness Center are all graduates of the RVT program through Red River College. They work directly with the veterinarians monitoring anaesthetic, assisting with surgeries and treatments, performing dental cleaning, doing lab work as well as educating clients on a number topics; such as diabetic pet care and puppy/kitten care.
  • Our Client Care Specialists and Support Staff

    Many of our Client Care Specialists graduated from Robertson College’s Veterinary Office Assistant Course, have years experience in Customer Service, and all share their lives with companion animals. Our Client Care Specialists are the voice you hear when you call and the people who greet you at the door when you come into the clinic. With a range of knowledge in companion animal health and nutrition, they can answer many questions you may have.

    Our support staff make sure things run smoothly behind the scenes, keeping your fur babies comfortable while they are staying with us.